Syncing Kmail with laptop

Felipe Figueiredo philsf at
Fri Nov 17 00:46:25 UTC 2006

Em Wednesday 15 November 2006 08:45, Dotan Cohen escreveu:
> I may be getting mymelf a laptop, and I'd like to be able to check my
> mail from either the laptop or the desktop and resync them when I get
> home. I download my mail from several POP3 servers and I'd rather not
> leave the mail on the server after I've downloaded it to one of the
> machines. Is there an elegant solution for syncing the mail between
> two systems, or must I rsync the /.kde/share/apps/kmail directory?

Forget dealing with local IMAP servers, there's no need to add layers to a 
simple problem. All you need is to use maildir folders in kmail, and sync 

You will also probably want to sync .kde/share/config/kmailrc to get your 
filters synced, but then you may want to sync the whole .kde dir.  

Make some tests first to make sure it won't harm your configs. It will of 
course work better if the first time you sync, there's only one way for the 
kde configs (that you care about). After that, you can use rsync to preserve 
exactly what you want (i.e., preferrably one, or the latest, as in both are 
the same "desktop", that you may carry about).

> Note that I plan on using the entire Kontact suite soon, and I'd liek
> to have it syncronized between the machines as well. Thanks in
> advance.

I do sync all my home between my PC and a laptop, but the laptop only serves 
as a backup for me. I would speculate I could just sit at it and use it as my 
PC, but you can make some tests and conclude that on your own.


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